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Following four studio albums and one live album, HVOB are about to release their sixth album: TOO. It’s an angry, tender, vulnerable, determined account of a generation’s search for life. The album explores extremes in concept, content and sound. The first track from the album to be released is ‘Bruise’. The album unfolds over a period of six months.
TOO takes a new direction: with their fifth studio album, electronic duo HVOB breaks with the tradition of releasing the entire album following the advance release of a number of singles. The eight tracks from TOO will be released individually and sporadically. This way, the album grows into an eventual whole over a period of six months. TOO is dedicated to the state of mind of a generation in search of inner and outer belonging: the album captures life in the dichotomy of one’s own and other people’s expectations, in the feeling of not living up to these expectations, in renewed attempts to free oneself from these expectations.
TOO is both HVOB’s harshest and softest album to date. In terms of sound, Anna Müller and Paul Wallner explore a space of extremes between departure and retreat, between determination and self-doubt.
The first track from the new HVOB album ‘Bruise’ was released on November 18th. The eighth and final track from TOO will be released to coincide with the start of the world tour in April 2022.